Trollope Pops Up on the SS Great Britain

  
Travelling first class of course. Some 145 years after he last was aboard for a voyage to Australia to visit his son Fred. During that voyage he wrote the novel Lady Anna which culminated in the eponymous heroine making the self same voyage to emigrate with her new husband, the tailor Daniel Thwaite. 

He enjoyed every comfort on board…

  
But he found time to inspect the conditions of those who were travelling steerage…

  
One view he would not have had on his original voyage – the bow seen from below the waterline in the massive dry dock purpose built for her construction. 

  
In truth he was glad to be back on dry land (although he did not let sea-sickness interfere with his writing schedule). 

  

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